Paula S. Kent, MSN ’05 President, JHNAA
This is my first letter as the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association President, and I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together over the next few years. I look forward to meeting many of you at upcoming Johns Hopkins Nursing events!
I am happy to report that Alumni Weekend 2012 was a great success! Our average event attendance increased by 35 percent from last year, and we were pleased to see so many familiar faces. The biggest hits of the weekend were the Thursday night cocktail party in Fells Point, the tours of the new hospital, and the annual alumni luncheon. I hope you will join us next year—please save the date for September 26th–28th.
The past year has been a time of change for the Nurses’ Alumni Association, and I am confident that we are moving in the right direction. We need to constantly evolve and grow to make sure that we are in line with the changing landscape of the school, our alumni, and the students. To ensure that the school, the JHNAA, and the alumni at large are serving one another in the most productive and mutually beneficial way possible, we plan to convene a task force with a group of alumni, students, and staff members at the SON and JHU to examine the JHNAA’s goals, by-laws, finance, and governance.
We want to come up with a structure and mission statement for the JHNAA that is relevant for 2012 and beyond, but it is also vitally important that we retain the JHNAA’s great and accomplished history. As our loyal and dedicated alumni, we want your feedback, ideas, and involvement. The Alumni Association has achieved so much, and we want its great work to continue.